View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trying to upgrade my processor.

September 15th, 2009, 02:53 AM
I would LOVE to get a processor upgrade. Right now I've got an Intel Pentium 4 Integrated Processor (3.0Ghz) and would like to get a duo core processor. Only problem is I'm not sure if I can. How can I check my socket type? I think p4 might be a 478 socket type (I don't know what that means) so if it is then is that not compatible with a 775 socket type?

Maybe I can't upgrade?

September 15th, 2009, 02:56 AM
What motherboard do you have?

September 15th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Dell Optiplex GX280 (Non-tower version).

September 15th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Yeaah, not looking so good. From some googling looks like its a 775, but you're limited to P4 or Pentium D by the chipset, I think.

I think your money would be better spent on a newer computer.